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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Role of Denture Marking in Human identification- A Clinical Review

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Author Details : Manumeet Kaur Bhathal, Shushant Garg, Prabhmanik

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 26-31

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Identification is an essential requirement of any medico legal investigations. Identification of recovered bodies of those killed in accidents, aviation disasters, and/ or cataclysmic holocausts is important not only from a humanitarian point of view but also for legal reasons and in connection with insurance. Given that only one marked denture can reveal the identity of a deceased person when all other methods fail to do so, makes it worthwhile. The concept of personal ID from dental prostheses has been around for hundreds of years. Dentist can become valuable member of the dental identification process by using various denture marking techniques, which would be valuable in restoring patient’s identity. This article is intended to review the available denture identification systems that makes the denture a self-addressing denture. Each of the commonly described systems are reviewed with an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.

Denture identification; Denture labeling; Denture marking; Forensic dentistry

How to cite : Bhathal M K, Garg S, Prabhmanik, Role of Denture Marking in Human identification- A Clinical Review. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2015;1(1):26-31

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